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TVGuide.com Seeks Candidates As ME Jennifer Holland Departs

tvguide.pngToday, we noticed a mediabistro.com job posting for a managing editor position at TVGuide.com. Further inquiry revealed that current ME, Jennifer Holland, is leaving her post after only a year because she is getting married and moving out of state with her husband-to-be.

The managing editor is responsible for the day to day operations of the Web site and manages seven editors. The position reports directly to TVGuide.com’s editor-in-chief and vice president of marketing Christy Tanner.

Tanner spoke to FishbowlNY today about what she’s looking for in a new managing editor.

“TVGuide.com is a very exciting place to be right now,” Tanner said, pointing out that the Web site and the TVGuide network are now owned by Lionsgate, and completely separate from the magazine version of TVGuide. “We have quadrupled our traffic in past two and half years and we have 19 million unique users. We’re number one in engagement metrics among our competitive set.”

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This Just In: Men Like The Same Shows Girls Do. But For Different Reasons

_2006_02 February_09_Pictures_08A Al Bundy.jpgIt took TV Guide and Spike TV money, time and marketing research effort to figure out what Desperate Housewives casting agents knew instinctively (and Sex and the City agents did not): Men will watch chick shows if the chicks on those shows are sufficiently hot.

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In Defense of the Type-O

julianna-margulies1.jpgTVGuide.com continues its TCA coverage with this funny — if improbable — story from Julianna Margulies:

What’s the secret to getting a big star to return to series television? Try a typo. At least that’s how Fox landed Julianna Margulies, after she inadvertently thought her new show, Canterbury’s Law, was for Fox’s cable network, FX. “I got the pilot and a cover letter, which said FX, because the ‘O’ was missing,” she told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour Monday. “I was incredibly excited to do cable.” Not only did it mean her character of a rebellious attorney could be dark and sexy, she said, but it also meant she would only have to shoot 12 or 13 episodes a season. Margulies balked when she learned the letter was a mistake, and that since it was for a broadcast network, she’d have to shoot 22 episodes a year. But after meeting with producer Jim Serpico and having “a few martinis” with Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Liguori, she was persuaded to sign on. “It was too good to pass up,” she said.

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If This Story Is True, The World Just Got A Little Better

statlerwaldorf.jpgTVGuide.com is reporting that the Muppet Show might hit the airwaves again, with Paul McCartney appearing in the reunion show.

Never mind that both Jim Henson’s and McCartney’s people deny the production, we need something to believe in.

Mahna mahna!